Oil Change Intervals

The age-old tale handed down from parent to child: Change your oil every 3,000 miles. Well, okay—you won’t find it in any cave drawings, but just about every automobile owner has heard it. However, technology has come a long way, so it’s time to take another look at oil change intervals. How Have Oil Changes Changed? Today’s synthetic oils have a lifespan of up to 15,000 miles in some vehicles, … Continue reading

The Perfect Match: Choosing the Right Mechanic

Whether you’re buying a new car or your old car mechanic just moved away, finding the right professional to do your regular car service can make a big difference. To keep your wallet from getting jacked up while your car’s on jacks, consider the following. Cheaper Isn’t Always Better Having routine maintenance done correctly is necessary if you want to be able to use your car’s warranties should anything happen … Continue reading

A Bride’s Guide to Insuring Her Ride

September and October are the most popular months for weddings in the U.S. also among the worst months for vehicle accidents. A coincidence? Likely so. As we head into the dog days of summer, thousands of brides-to-be will be busy going over last-minute details for their fall weddings. And while most of the items on a wedding checklist have big dollar signs attached to them, there’s one money-saving item that should be … Continue reading

Be Prepared to Fix Your Flat Tire

Do you know how to fix a flat tire? AAA found that 1 in 5 drivers do not know how to change a flat tire. With 210 million licensed drivers in the U.S., that means 42 million people are unaware of the process to get back on the road again, leaving those unprepared to be rescued by some roadside assistance. So don’t let a flat tire leave you feeling flat. … Continue reading

Car Detailing: Why, How Often & More (Thinking of DIY Car Detailing? Read This First)

Getting ‘the works’ at your local car wash and vacuuming up your toddler’s animal crackers from under the seats will get you an ‘E’ for effort when it comes to car maintenance. In fact, you’ll need to invest in a more ‘detailed’ approach to automotive care if you want to keep your car in excellent condition—that is, you’ll need car detailing. Regular Car Washes vs. Professional Auto Detailing Most car … Continue reading

What Do You Look For When Buying a New Car?

No matter what your reason is for needing a new automobile, finding the make, model, and features to suit your needs is only half the battle. It’s not all horsepower and handbrakes—the process of buying a car can be intimidating with a lot of numbers, negotiating, and paperwork involved. But as they say, the pen is mightier than the sword! Here are a few tips for buying a car to … Continue reading

April Fools’ Car Pranks

April Fools’ Day can be gimmicky and many pranksters can be overzealous in the pranks they pull. In many ways, modern April Fools’ Day jokes have jumped the shark. Companies worldwide devise clever campaigns just to get noticed for the most ridiculously obvious unrealistic jokes to get their product recognized. Hey, I’m not knocking it; any publicity is still publicity. This April Fools’ Day, RightTurn.com is here to help you … Continue reading

Green, Clean Machines: Tips for Keeping Your Car in Tip-Top Shape This Spring

It’s not unusual to see a layer of dust collecting on the dashboard after driving around all winter with the windows up. Just opening the windows can help blow some of that dust away—but also into your face. Meanwhile, spring’s pollen will often come crowding in to replace and add to the dust, filling the air vents and coating all the surfaces in the car. Check out the following spring … Continue reading

What is Black Ice?

The key to driving on black ice is to do the opposite of your initial reaction. Don’t hit the brakes! When we’re driving, and we encounter dangerous situations, our initial reaction is to instantly stop, but in the case of ice, slamming on the brakes will only make the situation worse. Instead, remove your foot from the gas pedal, which will help slow you down as the car glides over … Continue reading

Preventing Snow Damage

For those of us who are starting to experience true winter luxuries such as freezing temperatures, snow and ice, preventing snow damage becomes crucial. Let’s look at the ways that snow can damage your car — and what you can do about it. Preventative Winter Maintenance The most cost-effective and efficient way to prepare your vehicle for winter is to take it to your local dealership. There they can test … Continue reading